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Managing Streaming Flink Apps Is About To Get Easier

Sep 11, 2017 |

Apache Flink has emerged as a powerful platform for building real-time stream processing applications. However, not every organization has the resources to go all in on Flink the way Netflix, Uber, and Alibaba have. Read more…

Kafka Gets Streaming SQL Engine, KSQL

Aug 28, 2017 |

Confluent today unveiled KSQL, a SQL engine for Apache Kafka designed to enable users to run continuous interactive SQL queries on streaming data. The new software, which is currently in developer preview, will lower the barrier of entry for stream processing, the vendor says. Read more…

How Kafka Helped Rabobank Modernize Alerting System

Aug 15, 2017 |

Customers of Rabobank now receive alerts on bank account activity in a matter of seconds, as opposed to the hours it would take with its existing transactional platform, and it’s all because of the speed and simplicity of Apache Kafka. Read more…

A Peek Inside Kafka’s New ‘Exactly Once’ Feature

Jul 3, 2017 |

Here’s some great news for Apache Kafka users: The open source software will support exactly once semantics for stream processing with the upcoming version 0.11 release, thereby eliminating the need for application developers to code the important feature themselves. Read more…

Hortonworks Shifts Focus to Streaming Analytics

Jun 14, 2017 |

Hortonworks started life providing a Hadoop distribution that allowed customers to process big data at rest. But these days, the company has shifted its much of its attention and resources to streaming analytics, or processing big data in motion. Read more…

News In Brief

Crumbling Infrastructure Gets an AI Assist

Aug 29, 2017 |

A deep learning application developed by Japan’s Fujitsu Ltd. seeks to assist structural engineers in assessing the state of degradation in aging bridges and other infrastructure. The framework applies sensor data analysis technology that can help gauge internal damage to bridges and fine tune maintenance requirements. Read more…

Baidu’s AI Algorithm Parses Video

Aug 24, 2017 |

China’s heavy investment in artificial intelligence is beginning to bear fruit with a report of researchers at Baidu, the Internet search giant, winning a competition designed to test the ability of AI algorithms to recognize and classify actions in video clips. Read more…

Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

Aug 16, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the database and visualization specialist, said it is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advance geospatial analytics.

The San Francisco-based company is collaborating with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Read more…

Machine Learning Model Tracks U.S. Spy Planes

Aug 10, 2017 |

Among the tasks you can train a computer to perform is scanning the skies over the U.S. for the alarming number of surveillance and spy aircraft.

The news web site BuzzFeed did just that, reporting this week that it employed a machine-learning algorithm to first recognize known spy planes, and then combine that model with a large set of flight-tracking data from a commercial web site. Read more…

GridGain Adds Persistent Store to In-Memory Platform

Jun 21, 2017 |

The steady shift to memory-intensive processing continues with the latest release of GridGain System’s in-memory computing platform that seeks to leverage steady advances in memory and storage technologies within a “memory-centric” Read more…

This Just In

Fastdata.io Raises $1.5 Million to Launch True Real-Time Stream Processing Engine

May 4, 2017 |

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2017 — Fastdata.io, the true real-time stream processing company, today announced it has raised a total of $1.5 million from NVIDIA and other investors. Read more…

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. Read more…

Ryft Open API Library Extends Lightning-Fast Batch and Streaming Analysis to Existing Big Data Environments 

May 21, 2015 |

ROCKVILLE, MD., May 21  Ryft announced today the availability of the Ryft Open API Library, expanding the company’s Ryft ONE high-performance data analysis capabilities into existing big data environments. Read more…

DataStax Announces DSE 4.7

May 19, 2015 |

May 19, 2015 – DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise 4.7 (DSE 4.7), the leading database platform purpose-built for the performance and availability demands of web, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Read more…